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Gazette opinion: Mission counts on Christmastime generosity

Gazette opinion: Mission counts on Christmastime generosity

When the temperature drops and snow covers Billings, Montana Rescue Mission provides warm shelter and hot meals to those who have no home or food.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A dream come true: Women's and Family Shelter broadens education program

A dream come true: Women's and Family Shelter broadens education program

While a roomful of elementary-age children worked on art projects in an adjoining room, Gary Drake proudly showed off a new computer lab in the Women's and Family Shelter in downtown Billings.

April 09, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Gary Drake

Gary Drake

Gary Drake, left, and Perry Roberts, of the Montana Rescue Mission, give a tour of the new computer lab in the Learning Center at the Women's and Family Shelter.

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Mission's food service carries message of love

Mission's food service carries message of love

The Christmas Day feast of ham, potatoes, vegetables and dessert fed nearly 600 clients as part of the Montana Rescue Mission’s longstanding holiday celebration.

December 31, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Montana Rescue Mission aims to exceed expectations

Montana Rescue Mission aims to exceed expectations

Development director Gary Drake, food service manager Patrick Price, and chef Stuart Bovington talk about the work that goes into creating hundreds of meals every day at the Montana Rescue Mission.

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Gazette opinion: Mission possible: Help MRM restore hope to homeless

Gazette opinion: Mission possible: Help MRM restore hope to homeless

The faces in “Portraits from the Shelter” in Sunday’s Gazette Magazine tell stories of struggle, sadness and poverty.

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Shelter hopes to train residents for a better future

Shelter hopes to train residents for a better future

Erica Walker Welch didn't have a place to stay when she arrived in Billings. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she came to the Montana Rescue Mission Women's and Family Shelter in April to live while she looked for work and a place to live.

May 06, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Waiting lists for housing in Billings are long

Billings has more resources than many communities to help end homelessness, but there is always a shortage of available shelter.

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Have You Heard: Downtown discount grocery expanding to West End

Mr. Thrifty’s Foods owners Ed Hoem and Larry Mathew said business has been very good for the four years they’ve been running a downtown store at 201 N. 14th St.

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Gary Drake

Gary Drake

Gary Drake, the mission’s executive director, will move into the new position of development director after nearly 18 years at the organization’s helm.

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Mission’s director gets new position

Mission’s director gets new position

Grant funding won by the Montana Rescue Mission has made possible the creation of a new position at the organization that will focus on strategic planning. 

March 26, 2010 12:01 am Photos

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Gary Drake

Gary Drake

Mission director Gary Drake helps a child with her mittens as children living at the Montana Rescue Mission’s Women and Family Shelter look through a pile of gloves, hats, socks and blankets for the one item they can take with them on Monday. Craig Barthel of Mattress Land USA agreed to mat…

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Gary Drake

Gary Drake

Mission director Gary Drake helps a child with her mittens as children living at the Montana Rescue Mission’s Women and Family Shelter look through a pile of gloves, hats, socks and blankets for the one item they can take with them on Monday. Craig Barthel of Mattress Land USA agreed to mat…

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Feature photo: Taking their pick

Feature photo: Taking their pick

Mission director Gary Drake helps a child with her mittens as children living at the

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